Infinity Blade II and Where’s my water go free on the app store

Premium games on the App store like Infinity Blade II and Where’s my water have gone free on the app store.

The reason is yet unknown. While some speculate the promotional offer is to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the app store while others say it is just a normal promotion.

What ever the case may be, just go and download them for FREE. ENJOY playing Infinity Blade II and Where’s my water.

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Breaking: Facebook to launch app store

Its just raining app store’s from the time Apple reinvented the mobile phone. Google,Nokia,Samsung all have their app store. You can add Facebook to that list in a few days from now.

Facebook has said that it would launch an app store in the upcoming weeks. Developers would build social apps which would use Facebook login credentials.

There would also be iOS and Android Facebook apps apart from the regular Desktop Facebook apps.

Eligibility(taken from facebook.com)

These apps are eligible for the App Center:

  • An app on Facebook.com in a canvas page
  • A mobile app built for the web, iOS or Android that uses Facebook Login
  • A website that uses Facebook Login and has an immediately logged-in, personalized experience (see App Quality for more info)
  • An App for Pages built to manage or enhance other companies’ Facebook Pages

 

So this is a whole new gold rush for app developers and Facebook app store could be the future of social apps and in course of time the future of the INTERNET.

Get more details here

Unprecedented demand for new iPad, Apple TV sees Apple delay shipping times already

Well, merely few hours have passed since Apple unveiled the new iPad and Apple TV to the world and we’re already getting news that the pre-orders have been sell-out. Apple’s preorder page now lists both the white 16GB and 64GB AT&T LTE models with a delivery date of March 19 instead of the March 16 date previously mentioned. The other models are, thankfully, still shipping this Friday in the States.

Over in Germany, the German Apple store is now officially sold out (already!) and is now listing a delivery date of March 22 (originally March 16) on all models. Pre-orders in Japan are also getting stronger by the day. Apple is expected to roll-out the new iPad to an additional 26 countries next to next Friday, March 26th. At this rate, it won’t be long before your Grumpy neighbor flaunts the resolutionary device as well!

Meanwhile the Apple TV is also getting a bumped shipping time frame. It was supposed to deliver to preorder customers on March 16, but Apple’s website now lists the device as shipping in “1-2 weeks.”

Apple announce name of person who downloaded 25 billionth app: Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China

Over two days ago Apple officially announced that its near-four year old App Store had reached a mammoth 25 billion downloads. Prior to that Apple had announced the person to download the 25 billionth app would receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card and since the time the milestone app was downloaded we were waiting for Apple to reveal to lucky name who won the prize. Today, they have announced that the winner of the gift card is Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. Fu downloaded Disney’s water-based physics-puzzler “Where’s My Water? Free” to win himself the $10,000-worth prize. Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddie Cue said the following:

We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded. When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.

Apple buys Chomp

According to the latest rumors of the web it is believed that Apple has bought Chomp in order to improve  its app store experience.

The date or the deal and the price is yet unknown.

Chomp is a mobile-application search and discovery company.

This suggests that we may soon see some improvements in the app store. So finding the right apps would become much more easier.

 

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Apptopia: A Shot In the App World’s Arm

If you’ve ever felt the urge to develop an app for mobile devices like smartphones or tablets but were unsure of how to go about getting it off the ground once the code is in place and the nuts and bolts are tightened, I have got good news for you. Apptopia is an upstart that will enable app developers to present their creations to a marketplace of interested buyers. This isn’t like any app store the world has ever seen before. Companies will be able to buy the rights to an app and market it how they see fit. The consequences of Apptopia’s launch could be far-reaching across the spectrum of mobile devices.

App development has not exactly been a cash cow for developers. Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, recently tooted Apple’s horn for distributing more than $2 billion to app publishers over the last three years. That’s great, but when one considers that there are about 78,000 publishers in the iOS market alone, that $2 billion starts to look a little shabbier. The introduction of Apptopia essentially takes some of the risk out of developing an app. A programmer might have considered developing an app but was turned off by the prospect of having to market and license their creation. Apptopia takes care of all that so it is logical to assume there will be an increase in app development.

Johnathan C. Kay and Eliran Sapir, co-founders of Apptopia, both have some experience in development and programming and their website claims to be the future of app sales on a large business to business scale. Apptopia’s process begins with an appraisal of the product, the app, then the company pairs up buyers and sellers. In the final stages, the company handles everything from escrow to mediation between the buyer and Google or Apple.

Apptopia is an exciting development in the app world and it will be interesting to see the effects the company has on the number of developers out there. It seems reasonable to assume that this could provide a boon for the app ecosystem.

Margot is a guest blogger who loves to try out all the latest gadgets and getting deals using a Dell coupon.

Apple boasts 500,000+ apps for App Store, 100+ million downloads from Mac App Store

Apple has just issued a Press Release this morning announcing that the Mac App Store has now surpassed over a hundred billion downloads, and that the App Store now has over half a million apps under its banner since its inception with over 18 billion downloads, growing at the rate of more than a billion downloads a month.

“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry. With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.” – Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Full Press Release below:

Apple’s Mac App Store Downloads Top 100 Million

CUPERTINO, California—December 12, 2011—Apple® today announced that over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac® App Store™ in less than one year. With thousands of free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the App Store experience to the Mac so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes® account, and download and install them in just one step. Apple revolutionized the app industry with the App Store, which now has more than 500,000 apps and where customers have downloaded more than 18 billion apps and continue to download more than 1 billion apps per month.

“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.”

“With Autodesk products in both the App Store and Mac App Store, we can reach hundreds of millions of Apple users around the world,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Platform Solutions and Emerging Business at Autodesk. “With our free AutoCAD WS and the more powerful professional drafting tools of AutoCAD LT, we’re using the Mac App Store to deliver new products and reach a growing base of new Mac customers.”

“The Mac App Store has unparalleled reach and has completely transformed our distribution and development cycle,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “Offering Pixelmator 2.0 exclusively on the Mac App Store allows us to streamline updates to our image editing software and stay ahead of the competition.”

“In less than one year we’ve shifted the distribution of djay for Mac exclusively to the Mac App Store,” said Karim Morsy, CEO of algoriddim. “With just a few clicks, djay for Mac is available to customers in 123 countries worldwide. We could never have that reach through traditional channels.”

The Mac App Store offers thousands of apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is included with Mac OS® X Lion and is available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard®. For more information visit, www.apple.com/mac/app-store.

Mac developers set the prices for their apps, keep 70 percent of the sales revenue, are not charged for free apps and do not have to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees. To find out more about developing for the Mac App Store visit, developer.apple.com/programs/mac.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Press Contacts:
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Apple
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Apple
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Introducing Google Currents

The world’s most valuable brand has just released another product in the wild to expand its operations and capture another avenue en route to claiming glory in the modern-day virtual war. Google Currents, a social reading platform launched for iOS and Android is an app “that lets you explore online magazines and other content with the swipe of a finger. It brings together this content in a beautiful and simple way so you can easily navigate between words, pictures and video on your smartphone or tablet.

Currents comes as a direct competition to the likes of Flipboard and Pulse who have been leading the line with regards to this avenue. And from the initial glimpses, Currents looks set to give them a run for their money. If i may predict, it won’t be long before Google Currents becomes number one in its field.

You can download Google Currents on your Android device from the Android Market and on your Apple device from the Apple App Store.

Google+ for iOS updated, brings along full resolution photo uploads and more

Google has brought in a welcome update to its Google+ iOS app, updating it to version 1.0.7.2940 and bringing along some new features, including full resolution photo uploads, search, photo +1s, and the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements.

You can update your app from the App Store or download it for free on your iPhone, iPad and/or iPod Touch if you haven’t already.

Now in-app subscriptions for app store games too!

Earlier there were in-app subscriptions for magazines but now your games can also have in-app subscription.

This means that now you can enjoy your favorite games on your iPhone,iPad and iPod Touch by paying a monthly fees instead of purchasing all apps.

Big Fish games is the first developer that has started using the in-app subscriptions for games.

For $6.99 Big Fish Games will offer access to all its games for one month.

 

Domino’s launches new iPad app, allows you to design your pizza virtually then order it really (video)

Famous pizza outlet Domino’s has launched a fun and interactive new iPad app – Domino’s Pizza Hero – which lets customers design their own pizza virtually on their iPad and then order it in real life at just the press of a button. The app also has a game aspect to it, leaving you to compete against the clock and against each other on the leaderboards to create the best pizza. Once you’re done designing your pizza, you can order it using the “Make an Order” option on app which sends the order to your closest Domino’s outlet. A Domino’s rep did say, however, that there are limitations to what you can order — for instance you couldn’t order a pizza shaped like an Apple logo, even though that’d be really cool. Nonetheless, its a fantastic initiative from Domino’s to market themselves.

You can download the Domino’s Pizza Hero app for free from the App Store.